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Use this Overlooked Skill to Prevent L&D Project Underperformance

Posted by Paul Powell on September 22, 2020

A lack of effective business consulting by all members of an L&D project team can diminish every other success on a project. Your project may deliver excellent instructional design, world-class development, and a high-performing quality plan, schedule, and budget, but if you fail to connect with your client in a way that ensures an excellent client experience from kickoff to post-launch evaluation, you may be overlooking the obvious and missing a critical opportunity to separate yourself from the crowd. Or worse, you may negatively impact your long-term client relationship, opportunities for referrals, reputation, and even revenue associated with repeat business.

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Read These 10 Tips Before Translating Your Learning

Posted by Caveo Learning on July 14, 2020

The process of translating learning materials is a critical step for a global organization to effectively function as a cohesive unit. With new markets come new employees who may require translation into their native language. This is a complicated endeavor requiring expertise around localization, technology, and cultural differences. Thoughtful planning will save you time and money, and will help avoid setbacks down the line.

Here are 10 tips to make learning translation and localization an easier effort.

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Without Trust, Does Your Project Stand a Chance?

Posted by Tim Youngman and Laura Riskus on June 16, 2020

Here we are: it’s the beginning of a new project and we’re already concerned. We’re a virtual team of professionals brought together to help our new client launch a new technology. We all have our area of expertise, but we really don’t know each other. Right from the start, it’s obvious the client is under a lot of pressure to launch the technology seamlessly. One thing is clear. We’re all in it together. We must earn the trust of our client, but we also must trust each other. Where do we begin?

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Are You Adapting, Shifting, or Planning Your Way Through the Storm?

Posted by Paul Powell and Brian Ziemba on May 27, 2020

You took all the right steps to ensure your learning program goes wellincluding proper planning for your analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation steps. You covered your bases on your project management plan and change management strategy. You planned for every risk you could imagine, yet we've still found ourselves facing a crisis that was previously inconceivable.

In our previous webinar, we discussed how you can come out of this pandemic more flexible and adaptable, now we've put together a few tips on how to continue to push your learning initiatives forward.

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Part 2: Converting a Live Webinar to Reusable eLearning—Is it THAT Easy?

Posted by Renie McClay and Eric Quarrell on May 5, 2020

Part 2: What's Next and Tips

In our first blog of this two-parter, we discussed the why—scheduling, resourcing, messaging—and the how—recording methods, adding interaction and/or tracking, using rapid development tools—of converting a webinar to eLearning.

In this second part, we’ll cover what’s next plus other tips to keep in mind.

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Part 1: Converting a Live Webinar to Reusable eLearning—Is it THAT Easy?

Posted by Renie McClay and Eric Quarrell on April 21, 2020

Part 1: Why and How

The landscape of the professional workplace has changed, and many companies are struggling to keep their employees trained in a virtual environment. How does a company with limited experience in distance learning keep their workforce informed? The answer for many companies is to conduct a live webinar, and sometimes this is a great solution. However, as with any training tool, it has its limitations and there are various ways to do it.

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Adjusting to the New Normal of Conducting Training Virtually

Posted by Louann Swedberg and Brian Ziemba on April 9, 2020

There are challenges to working remotely—every day. Some colleagues have shared tips about working virtually since we have been doing it for some time.

As we all adjust to the new normal, the recent travel bans and social distancing have made it impossible to conduct in-person training or meetings. We’ve heard from many clients who have had training cancelled and need help reconfiguring for virtual or digital delivery. 

Some organizations are ready to convert in-person training content into an eLearning format, but that can take time, and it won’t provide the same human touch as instructor-led training. If you already have an instructor and content, consider flipping your training into a virtual course. Virtual instructor-led training (VILT) provides a way for people to attend at the same time, benefit from the talents of your facilitator, and still be able to engage by asking questions or discussing in small groups.

The challenge is often in optimizing for virtual delivery and building in ways to keep the human connection strong. Here are some tips for preparing your existing content for virtual delivery:

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7 Ideas for Interactive Activities in Your Virtual Training Environment

Posted by Caveo Learning on March 24, 2020

One of the most common mistakes instructional designers make when creating virtual instructor-led training is failing to account for VILT’s high-engagement need.

Because of potential distractions and the feeling of disconnectedness that can come from learners and facilitators being geographically dispersed, designers are wise to treat virtual training similarly to post-lunch classroom training. That is, realize that participants may be sluggish and unenthusiastic, particularly at the outset, and make extra efforts to keep them energized and on task. In general, VILT should include more activity and screen actions than would be appropriate for a comparable training in a traditional classroom setting. Include a physical interaction—typing, speaking, clicking, etc.—at least every 3–5 minutes, and never go more than 90 seconds without some kind of visual engagement.

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So You Want to Work in L&D...

Posted by Brian Ziemba on February 6, 2020

The learning and development (L&D) field is unique because people come into it from a variety of paths: working your way into it from a line of business, rotating into it as part of a management or human resources path, or seeking it as part of a career in education or leadership fields. However you come to be a new L&D professional, you have an opportunity to bring a fresh perspective to your team, and to develop your own approach to maximize an organization's investment in learning. Consider these ideas to start your career in L&D:

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Don’t Get Lost: A Roadmap for New Curriculum Design

Posted by Ashley Christian on January 23, 2020

Once upon a time, long, long ago…wait…no, this was just last week…I was having a conversation with a client about an emerging need. They were looking for assistance in designing a curriculum to support the learning needs of three roles. They had collected what people were using today and felt they had a pretty good idea of what was needed and wanted to get right to it.

I had a few questions, including:

  • Why is this a need today vs. in the past?
  • Is there something about these roles that is changing or has recently changed?
  • What performance are you looking for as an outcome of people completing this training?
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